The TCU Symphony Orchestra is a full symphonic ensemble dedicated to performing professional-level concerts from the best orchestral repertoire under the baton of Dr. Germán Gutiérrez. Participation is determined by audition. The orchestra presents several concerts each season, also participating in choral and opera performances and the biennial Latin American Arts Festival at TCU. In 2002 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram named Dr. Gutiérrez and the TCU Symphony among the best 10 classical performers of the year. The ensemble includes a diverse student body representing more than twelve foreign countries with students from across the US, Central and South America, Europe, South Africa, Asia and the Far East. The orchestra travels nationally and internationally, and has performed in several U.S. cities including San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City and St. Louis in Missoui; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Chicago, Illinois. Internationally, the orchestra has toured Mexico, performing in Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca and Oaxaca.
In 2011, the TCU Symphony Orchestra was awarded the Carlos Gardel Musical Prize for its CD “Cantar Latinoamericano” with Opus Cuatro as soloists. This award led to the invitation for the orchestra to perform in May, 2013 in Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina.
The String Department offers thousands of dollars in String Scholarships each year. Scholarships are available to any student at TCU. One does not have to be a music major or minor to benefit from a String Department Scholarship. Assistantships that include full-tuition remission plus a stipend are available for graduate students.
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